Tri-M Music Honor Society

Membership in the Tri-M Music Honor Society is one of the highest honors that can be awarded to high school music students.  Students are selected for membership in the honor society based on musicianship, scholarship, character, leadership and service to their school and community.  Accepting membership in the honor society means accepting the responsibility to continue to demonstrate the outstanding qualities that resulted in the student’s selection as well as assuming a leadership position and becoming a role model for peers in the music department. 

To be eligible for membership, the candidate:

  • Must have attended BAHS for the equivalent of one semester (the semester rule may be waived for a transfer student if the advisor receives a positive recommendation from the student’s previous music teacher.
  • Must have been enrolled in a school-sponsored music ensemble/class for at least one semester of the current school year.
  • Must have maintained a 3.5 or higher non-weighted cumulative GPA, with a 3.75 GPA in music classes.
  • Must be able to verify leadership roles in both school and community.
  • Must be able to verify service roles in both school and community—service activities include any actions undertaken by the student that are done with or on behalf of others without any direct financial or material compensation to the individual performing the service.
  • Must demonstrate character traits including respect, responsibility, trustworthiness, fairness, caring and citizenship.
  • Must complete an audition for the Tri-M audition committee demonstrating an exemplary level of musicianship.
  • Must comply with all policies of Harford County Public Schools, Bel Air High School, and the Bel Air High School Music Department.